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20 Foods That Ruin Your Workout

Skip these foods before your workout to have a better sweat sesh. Spicy foods: Spicy foods may help you burn up more calories overall, but they won't help you burn more during your workout if you eat them right beforehand. Even if they are 'healthy' dishes, spicy leftovers (like last night's Mexican or Workouts program read Thai food) can cause heartburn if they backwash into the esophagus, Hartley says. 11. Muffins: Stopped by Starbucks on your way to the gym? Leave the muffins, croissants, and scones behind for a better sweat session, Hartley says. "They have too much butter, oil, or shortening to leave the stomach quickly." In other words, you might feel like one of those weights made its way into your stomach 12. Protein bars: Don't be fooled. Many protein bars on the market are no better for you than a candy bar! If your bar has more than 200 calories and too little protein, it could be weighing down your workout, says Rania Batayneh, a certified nutritionist and eating strategist.
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